Allocnemis pauli 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Platycnemididae

Scientific Name: Allocnemis pauli
Species Authority: (Longfield, 1936)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Orange-tipped Threadtail
Chlorocnemis pauli Longfield, 1936
Taxonomic Source(s): Schorr, M. and Paulson, D. 2014. World Odonata List. Tacoma, Washington, USA Available at: (Accessed: 17 February 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F., Samways, M., Samraoui, B., Boudot, J.P., Kipping, J. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Allen, D. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
This is a widespread species with a very large range and no known major widespread threats and therefore assessed as Least Concern. It is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

It is assessed as Near Threatened in central and eastern Africa in view of its restriction to rain forest streams in a limited area (west Kenya to east Democratic Republic of Congo). Although it is currently common in all Ugandan rainforests, from which data are available, further forest destruction will bring this species into a threatened status.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species has been recorded from west Kenya (Kakamega Forest), all rainforests in Uganda and east Democratic Republic of Congo.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population:Population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Small rainforest streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to the species are destruction of forest habitats due to agriculture and wood extraction, and water pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable. Habitat/site based conservation is also required.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Allocnemis pauli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59842A12087655. . Downloaded on 28 October 2016.
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